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Ayurvedic Experiment Day One Results

Sunday, February 17, 2013

This morning my breakfast was a smoothie with almond milk, Shakeology chocolate vegan mix, PB2 powdered peanut butter, frozen peaches and 1/4 of a frozen banana. Then I had 1/2 cup buckwheat cereal and another 1/2 cup of almond milk with a sliced banana. That kept me full for a while.

Then I got a little hungry before the Blue and Gold dinner for cub scouts and knew there wouldn't be healthy food there so I had the other half of my chicken breast Subway sub with added red leaf lettuce, a cup of red grapes and a caramel with pineapple Chobani bite greek yogurt. We went to the dinner and I had a chicken leg, thigh and wing (fried, of course) and a little bit of mashed potato with gravy. Which I should NOT have had since it was not hungry but felt obligated to have something and for some reason it is impossible for me to NOT eat when someone else is eating. What on earth is THAT about? I did NOT have any cake since I gave up sweets for Lent. I have had a little dull headache the past two days and was really tired around 6:45 tonight so I think that is a little bit of sugar withdrawal even though I really don't eat that many sweets.

We got home around 5:30 and I was a little hungry but didn't want to snack much so I had about a tablespoon of sunflower seeds.

That held me over until about 6 p.m. when I had one serving of leftover baked spaghetti and a kiwi fruit. Was okay until about 9:00 when I had 1/2 of a serving of Pecan Nut Thins. A little over 2000 calories for the day. Too many, but not as many as I have been having lately. I'm working on it and this is still an experiment. It will take a bit to get it right.

Tomorrow I still have off work since it's my day off for this week so I can do better but the challenge will be when I have to go back to work and I'm supposed to eat my biggest meal at lunch. I'm thinking about taking leftover supper food to work for lunch and having my usual lunch salad at dinner. We'll see how it goes.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHIRE33 2/21/2013 10:18AM

    I bet that all this focus on eating really helps, even if you have a slip now and then. It's what keeps you on track over time that is meaningful.

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 2/19/2013 8:04AM

    That breakfast sounds great! Got to try that peanutbutter

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MISTYBLUE716 2/18/2013 5:02PM

    this sounds very interesting...

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VLL723 2/18/2013 12:09PM

    Good luck.

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CELIAMINER 2/18/2013 10:48AM

    Interesting combinations! I never heard of powdered peanut butter.

At the ashram this weekend, we had only lacto-vegetarian or vegan foods, and I found a little plain whole milk yogurt (the only milk kind they had, although they offered an almond milk "yogurt") combined with a drizzle of honey and ground flax seeds was really good. On the other hand, there was a lot of pasta with cheese/faux cheese. I'm sure I ate way more calories than I should, but I didn't track.

The one part of the weekend I took exception to, though, was the lecture on ayurveda. The lecturer told us we should eat our biggest meal at lunch, eat only three meals a day, don't snack, and don't sip water all day and especially not at mealtime. That may work for him, but I have found by trial and much error, that I need smaller "meals" or enhanced snacks, lots of water, and my main meal in the evening. Adventureseeker nailed's about what works for each of us as individuals.

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GETSTRONGRRR 2/18/2013 7:36AM

    Interesting experiment....are you making adjustments in the makeup of the meals or just sticking to 3 meals with varying calories per meal?

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MADTHENURSE 2/18/2013 5:24AM

    I have trouble because I like to cook/bake for others. And, who can't taste to make sure it's ok??

Keep trying until you find what works.

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    It's all about finding what works for you! I personally love to eat, and so having smaller meals more often satisfies that 'want to eat' without stuffing my face. I find it difficult to not eat when I'm around others who are eating as well. Especially if I'm hungry.
I think you should totally try taking your supper leftovers for lunch, and eating your lunch salad for supper and see how it goes!

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